With the airport election on “pause,” Kansas City business and political leaders are trying to figure out the path forward. Many want a single terminal, but they have a huge public opinion hurdle to overcome.
Some have called baby boomers’ retirement the country’s biggest and most predictable train wreck — it’s 76 million Americans and 70 years in the making. But while there is a lot of gloom about paying for it, some say the fears are overblown.
This year’s speakers include a relationship expert, a sexual health activist and a best-selling author. You can watch live Aug. 19 at the Kauffman Center or on a simulcast. This year’s theme: “Question Everything.”
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will send ripples through the Kansas City area economy. The U.K. is the fifth-largest trading partner for Kansas. The state exported $432 million worth of goods to Britain last year. Missouri exported $364 million worth of goods. Several EU countries are also key trading partners for Missouri and Kansas companies.
As of July 1, the rate on direct loans for undergraduates will be 3.76 percent. The rate on direct loans made to graduate students will be 5.31 percent, down from 5.84 percent. The rate for Plus loans, made to the parents of undergraduates or to graduate students, is 6.31 percent, down from 6.84 percent.
Standees-The Entertaining Eatery reopened its restaurant as Chocolate Frog in mid-2015. Now it will be replaced by C. Frogs BBQ Steak Whiskey, which is scheduling a mid-July opening. Menu items will include burnt ends, brisket, grilled fresh water trout, smoked red pepper pasta and New Zealand lamb chops.
The U.S. International Trade Commission said a trademark for the shoe’s striped midsole is not valid, spelling a loss for Converse and a win for defendants including Skechers, New Balance and Wal-Mart.
A Texas energy company CEO dubbed the "frack master" is charged with defrauding investors of about $80 million, including misappropriating at least $30 million for personal expenses, including private jets and gentlemen's clubs, to "maintain a lifestyle of decadence and debauchery," according to a lawsuit filed Friday by federal regulators.
China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will rush to Brussels and London on Monday to meet the top British and European Union diplomats, as the world grapples with the implications of Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union.